13" MBA Cases

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by jcspeck, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. jcspeck macrumors newbie

    Nov 12, 2008
    So I was lucky to get a new MBA for Christmas, and I got the Incipio Feather case to go with it. Normally I love Incipio products, but this one has me baffled, its very snug, to the point you can barely take it back off, and then the front clips dont seem to take hold well. Anyone have any thoughts or suggestions of other cases? The only reason is that I got a nice scratch on my 2008 MBP and that bugged me every time I opened it.
  2. JimWPVB macrumors member

    Jul 3, 2012
    WF Bags

    I recently got Water Field Smart Case for my 13" MBA. It does a great job of protecting the laptop, without bulk. I could not be more pleased.
  3. Nimravus macrumors member

    Jan 1, 2013

    So I always think about getting a case for my MBA, but I don't for 2 reasons. Heat retention and I don't want to cover up the beauty that I am trying to protect. I mean, yeah a scratch would bug me... But I'm covering up what I'm trying to protect so I can't see the beauty to begin with anyway. If that logic makes sense. Kinda like getting a beautiful iPhone and the first thing people do is cover it up.

    Imagine if people got nice shiny cars and immediately covered it up with body masks like you see the spy photos. Lol.

    So, $1000+ for an MBA (mine was $1499), I just can't cover it up with a cheap $50 case. And I just don't want the heat retention properties of a snug case. So I just go commando and carry it around in a sleeve instead. There are lots of beautiful sleeve options for your MBA. Just a thought...
  4. jacob-07 macrumors regular

    May 14, 2011
    I used to have a speck case for my air, but decided to change it because it just didn't feel right and whenever I took off the case it felt like I was going to rip my MacBook apart. I'm now using a wrapsol and I love it. Wrapsol adds relatively no weight to the air and provides the same look as if it were naked while protecting it from scratches. I also put it in a sleeve when it's not being used.
  5. mototriu macrumors member

    Jul 14, 2012
    I also got a macbook air for christmas and I also (unfortunately) purchased the same case as you. I heard that the speck satin see through case is good, if you don't want that there is also a speck see through case.
  6. DJLC macrumors 6502a


    Jul 17, 2005
    Mooresville, NC
    I love my BookBook from Twelve South. It feels nice and looks neat. It can be a bit irritating sometimes, but it's worth it for me.
  7. Bowcaps macrumors member

    Dec 16, 2012
    Cornwall, UK
  8. jcspeck thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 12, 2008
  9. wolfpuppies3 macrumors 6502

    Jun 26, 2012
    Virginia, USA
  10. kage207 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 23, 2008
  11. JoelBC macrumors 6502a

    Jun 16, 2012
    I could not be happier...I like the rubbery texture, it does not change the appearance of the MBA, it does not scratch, it protects the MBA, it is easy to put on / take off, etc.

    I suggest you get one as you will not be disappointed.

  12. Scepticalscribe Contributor


    Jul 29, 2008
    The Far Horizon
    I have looked at the BookBook products and must say I think they are very attractive and quite classy. If I ever thought that I needed a cover for my MBA, this is the one which I would buy.

    Personally, I don't have a cover on my MBA; the thing is made from aluminium, (rather than the plastic of other models which I had in the past) and is both sturdy and designed to be used. However, when travelling, I put it in a padded A4 envelope which then rests snugly in a compartment of my elegant, neat Italian leather briefcase.
  13. Tom Sawyer macrumors 6502a

    Tom Sawyer

    Aug 29, 2007
  14. mariotheotaku macrumors regular

    Apr 16, 2008
    Please do. I'm thinking on getting one for my incoming MBA.
  15. EthanMiller macrumors member

    Aug 15, 2011
    I've always really like the Air without anything on it. Still, traveling I wanted a bit more protection for it. So I got a Speck sleeve (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004LWN3R0/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00), and so far I've really liked it.

    Funny story - Before I got the sleeve, I had a canvas bag I used. The Air was sharp enough to wear a hole in the bag. (The bag was replaced under warrantee.)

    The plastic cases I've always felt were overpriced and didn't actually do anything positive. My opinion.
  16. cedwhatev macrumors 6502


    Oct 22, 2011
    I always recommend this case... I have one for my 11" MBA and one for my wife's 13" MBA.. excellent product. Go with the rustic sleeve for better protection.

  17. Tom Sawyer macrumors 6502a

    Tom Sawyer

    Aug 29, 2007
    Received my Moshi case today. Bottom line: The case is nothing short of fantastic. The fit is simply perfect... fits very securely on the Air without feeling like you're going to break (or scratch) the machine getting it on. The lid fits a bit tighter (took a little more force to 'pop' the edges over the lid edge) but as I said, fits beautifully. The finish is very nice... I actually feel a little more secure holding/carrying the computer. It does not add very much thickness at all and just feels... correct on this machine. Excellent fit and finish, the opacity is nice... couldn't be happier!
  18. cjgonzales1900 macrumors regular

    Jan 10, 2009
    I love the look of my MBA and didnt want to cover it up, but thinking about resell value and looking at scratches everyday, I went with the Zagg Invisible Shield, had it installed at my local mall, I am really happy with it, only down side is it doesnt protect well against dings/dents. Have 1 dent in the top of my MBA.


    You might want to get a Zagg Invisible Shield. or the SGP version of it with Matte finish.
  19. Severum macrumors newbie

    Mar 19, 2011
    Wareham, Dorset
    I bought one of these for my 2012 Macbook Air: EasyAcc 13.3 inch Laptop Ultrabook Leather Sleeve Carry Case Cover for Apple Macbook Air 13.3. The only issue being that it was not real leather, but fits the Air very well.
  20. JohnLT13, Jan 10, 2013
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2013

    JohnLT13 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 9, 2012
    Boston (aka Red Sox Nation)

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